Upcoming Colloquium

Student Presentations
Students, CSU Long Beach

May 1 and May 3, 2023
11:00am in HSCI-105

CSULB Physics students present their research.

The Colloquium is a unique opportunity for students to learn about new developments in physics and what physicists do after they graduate. Hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State University Long Beach, the weekly meetings invite guests from universities, research laboratories, and industry to present and discuss current topics in physics. All students are encouraged to attend for a well-rounded experience and training in physics.

Colloquium Coordinator

For information and suggestions about the colloquium please contact the colloquium coordinator:

Dr. Zoltan Papp


The first Colloquium for Spring 2023 is on Monday, January 30. Additional details about colloquia will be posted as information becomes available.

Upcoming Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
May 1, 2023 Student Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach
May 3, 2023 Student Presentations Students, CSU Long Beach

Previous Colloquia

Previous Colloquia
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
April 24, 2023 Curved Magnetism: Magnetic Nanocap Thin Films Dr. Jiyeong Gu, CSU Long Beach
April 17, 2023 Aneutronic Fusion as a Driver for Technology Innovation Dr. Artem Smirnov, TAE Technologies Inc.
April 10, 2023 From 'Spooky Action at a Distance' to Quantum Computers Dr. Tibor Rakovszky, Stanford University
April 3, 2023 Building an Extremely Bright Compton X-ray and Gamma Source, the Physics Behind It Ferenc Raksi, Lumitron Technologies
March 20, 2023 Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon Dr. Zoltan Fodor, Penn State
March 13, 2023 Polymers and Parkinson's: Elucidating Protein Function through Soft Matter Paradigms and Techniques Dr. Peter Chung, USC
March 3, 2023 Quantum Computing: From the Basics to Applications Dr. Rubem Mondaini, Beijing Computational Science Research Center
March 1, 2023 Non-equilibrium and Topological Phenomena in the Era of Quantum Systems by Design Ian Mondragon-Shem, Northwestern University
February 27, 2023 Unconventional Superconductivity in Dirac Materials Dr. Tommy Li, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
February 24, 2023 Intersections of Quantum Matter Dr. Sarah E. Grefe, Los Alamos National Laboratory
February 20, 2023 The Confining Phase Transition in Lattice Quantum Electrodynamics Dr. Lee C. Loveridge, Pierce College
February 13, 2023 Low Energy Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering at the Spallation Neutron Source Dr. Samuel Hedges, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
February 6, 2023 Spintronics: Ultrafast Spin Currents at Room Temperature Dr. Thomas Gredig, CSU Long Beach
January 30, 2023 Shedding Starlight on the Galaxy's Past Dr. Joel Zinn, CSU Long Beach

The Colloquium Archive has the Colloquia from previous semesters.


We acknowledge with gratitude donations and support from the following present sponsors:

  • H.E. and H.B. Miller and Family Endowment
  • Benjamin Carter
  • American Physical Society
  • Anonymous

We also acknowledge with gratitude our past donors: The Forty-Niner Shops, Inc., The Northrop Grumman Foundation, Sandra Dana, Anonymous.

If you wish to support the Colloquium, please contact the colloquium coordinator or the department chair. Thank you!